Published: 13th June 2017
Now, Adityanath wants toddlers to learn about road rules in school to curb UP's high accident rate
Adityanath reacts to the increase in road accidents in Uttar Pradesh with a proposal that could revamp the education system
"Road safety norms should be made a part of the syllabus," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggested today as he lamented that a large number of accidents were occurring due to traffic rule violations. He also directed the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and other departments to formulate plans to ensure safe travel.
"It is a matter of concern that every day we see that due to the violation of traffic norms, accidents are taking place," Adityanath said. It should be seen as to "how road safety norms can be made a part of the syllabus" so that ordinary citizens can be made more aware, he said. "The accidents which are happening, are taking place due to lack of awareness about traffic rules. UPSRTC and other departments working in the field of road transport should formulate plans to ensure passengers enjoy a safe journey," he added.
It is a matter of concern that every day we see that due to the violation of traffic norms, accidents are taking place.
Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
He was speaking at the signing of an agreement between the transport departments of UP and Rajasthan in Varanasi. The comments come in the backdrop of several major accidents taking place in UP in recent days. On June 5, 25 passengers were charred to death and many others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck and burst into flames on National Highway 24 in Bareilly. In another accident on June 11 , ten people, including five women drowned after their car fell into a canal at Makera area in Mathura. Scores of other accidents have also taken place.
Speaking at an event in Lucknow, Adityanath said the agreement between the transport departments of UP and Rajasthan would help in strengthening the cultural roots. The agreement will improve the connectivity between Delhi-Jaipur, Ajmer-Haridwar-Meerut, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Aligarh, Firozabad, Kota, Bhilwara, Bareilly, Rupaidiah, Sawai Madhopur, Alwar and other places, he said.